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Wilson Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 2.38 miles

Wilson Dam is the only neoclassical-style dam in the TVA system, integrating themes of ancient Roman and Greek architecture into the modern structure. The construction of Wilson began in 1918, a year after the United States entered World War I. The federal government built two nitrate plants at Muscle Shoals for the making of explosives, and Wilson Dam was constructed to supply the electricity nee...

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Bear Creek Watershed Lakes National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 2.38 miles

Bear Creek is one of four dams - the others are Upper Bear Creek, Little Bear Creek, and Cedar Creek - that provide flood control, recreational opportunities, and water supply in northwest Alabama. The Bear Creek area is popular for all kinds of boating, including canoeing and kayaking. The Bear Creek Floatway, which flows into Bear Creek Reservoir, is a popular spot for teaching first-timers t...

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Pickwick Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 2.38 miles

Pickwick Landing Dam is a significant producer of hydroelectric power. It provides a flat pool of water that extends eastward to Wilson Dam in Alabama and covers a portion of the treacherous Muscle Shoals, which once hampered navigation on the Tennessee River. Pickwick Reservoir has excellent sportfishing areas, including the Wilson Dam tailwater at the upper end of the reservoir, noted for re...

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Wheeler Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (256)-386-2560 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 2.38 miles

Wheeler Reservoir is one of nine reservoirs that create a stairway of navigable water on the Tennessee River from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Paducah, Kentucky. Along with the downstream Wilson and Pickwick Reservoirs, Wheeler helped cover the Muscle Shoals, the rock formations that had blocked navigation on the Tennessee River. Today, Wheeler Reservoir is a major recreation and tourist center, at...

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Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge Park

1 Activites Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 5.01 miles

Key Cave NWR, about 5 miles southwest of Florence, Alabama, was established in 1997 to ensure the biological integrity of Key Cave, Collier Cave, and the aquifer common to both. Key Cave has been designated as critical habitat for the endangered Alabama cavefish (Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni) and as a priority one maternity cave for the endangered gray bat (Myotis grisescens). Collier Cave, located ...

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Sipsey Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 33.50 miles

The Sipsey Wilderness now contains a total of 24,922 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Alabama. In 1975 the Sipsey Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasin...

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Shiloh National Military Park

Rank: 107 3 Activites Phone: (731)-689-5696 Distance: 44.67 miles

Visit the sites of the most epic struggle in the Western Theater of the Civil War. Nearly 110,000 American troops clashed in a bloody contest that resulted in 23,746 casualties; more casualties than in all of America's previous wars combined. Explore both the Shiloh and Corinth battlefields to discover the impact of this struggle on the soldiers and on the nation.

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Blowing Wind Cave Nwr National Park

1 Activites Phone: (205)-353-7243 Email: r4rw_al.wlr@fws.gov Distance: 44.86 miles

Blowing Wind Cave NWR lies just above the Sauty Creek embayment of TVA's Guntersville Reservoir, 7 miles west of Scottsboro, Alabama. The refuge consists of upland hardwoods and limestone rock out crops. The cave has a double entrance, upper and lower, and is critical habitat for endangered gray and Indiana bats. The cave serves as a minor hibernation area for Indian bats and historically as a ...

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Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Park

9 Activites Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 53.48 miles

Wheeler NWR, located along the Tennessee River between Huntsville and Decatur, was established in 1938 to provide habitat for wintering and migrating birds. Considered the easternmost Refuge in the Mississippi flyway, this 34,500 acre Refuge attracts thousands of wintering waterfowl each year and supports the southernmost and Alabama's only significant concentration of wintering Southern James Ba...

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Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site

2 Activites Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: natr_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 67.10 miles

The Confederate victory at Brices Cross Roads was a significant victory for Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but its long term effect on the war proved costly for the Confederates. Brices Cross Roads is an excellent example of winning the battle, but losing the war.

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Tupelo National Battlefield Park

Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: natr_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 67.10 miles

In July, 1864, Union forces, including men from the United States Colored Troops, marched into Tupelo, Mississippi. Disorganized Confederate soldiers fought fiercely but could not overpower the federal troops. Neither side could claim a clear victory, but Union troops had succeeded in their main goal: keeping the Confederates away from Union railroads in Tennessee.

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Natchez Trace Parkway - Tennessee

Phone: (800)-305-7417 Email: NATR_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 75.20 miles

The Natchez Trace in Tennessee tells of Natchez, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Indians following traditional ways of life, and of people building a new nation. Signs of those who came before are abundant along the route in the names of the streams and parks - a legacy for generations to come.

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Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 79.14 miles

Fern Cave NWR was purchased in 1981 to provide protection for the federally endangered gray and Indiana bats. It consists of 199 acres of forested hillside underlain by a massive cave with many stalactite and stalagmite-filled rooms. The cave has five hidden entrances with four occurring on the Refuge. Fern Cave contains the largest wintering colony of gray bats in the United States with over o...

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Ocoee Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (423)-338-5201 Distance: 81.82 miles

Ocoee Scenic Byway, the first National Forest Byway in the nation, winds through the Cherokee National Forest, passing Parksville Lake and traveling through the scenic bluffs of the Ocoee River Gorge. One section of the byway climbs to the top of the Chilhowee Mountains in Tennessee. From here, you capture magnificent views of the Tennessee Valley, the Cumberland Plateau, the Blue Ridge Province, ...

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Guntersville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (256)-571-4280 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 84.69 miles

Good fishing, clear waters, and the beautiful backdrop of the wooded Appalachian foothills combine to make Guntersville one of the South's premier recreation attractions. Crappie is the number-one sport fish, usually accounting for more than half of the total catch. Bass and bluegill are also caught in large numbers. The area just below Guntersville Dam is known for its fine sauger fishing dur...

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Tims Ford Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-571-4280 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 84.69 miles

Tims Ford's sprawling arms of water are popular with canoeists, kayakers, and anglers. To improve the quality of aquatic life below the dam, TVA runs air compressors that add oxygen to the water. A small turbine has also been added to supply a minimum flow of water to support aquatic life when the hydropower plant is not generating electricity. In addition to power generation and recreation, Ti...

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Normandy Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (256)-571-4280 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 84.69 miles

Normandy Reservoir attracts bass anglers, campers, and boaters from a wide area. Barton Springs Recreation Area on the south shore of the reservoir is particularly popular. The Duck River watershed is one of the most biologically diverse river systems in the nation. Over 500 species of fish, insects, and other aquatic life inhabit the ecosystem, including two species of mussels - the Cumberland...

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Sauta Cave National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 89.56 miles

Sauta Cave NWR (known as Blowing Wind Cave NWR until 1999) is a 264 acre Refuge purchased in 1978 to provide protection for the federally endangered gray and Indiana bat and their critical habitat. The cave provides a summer roosting site for about 200,000 - 300,000 gray bats and a winter hibernaculum for both the gray and Indiana bats. There are two entrances into the cave on the Refuge but the...

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Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway - Columbus National Park

14 Activites Phone: (662)-327-2142 Email: WebMaster-SAM@usace.army.mil Distance: 97.19 miles

The Tenn-Tom Waterway is an outdoor enthusiasts' paradise with outstanding opportunities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, and hunting. The Waterway begins at Gainesville, Alabama and extends over 200 miles into northeast Mississippi where it connects to the Tennessee River. It includes 10 lock and dams, Gainesville Lake, Aliceville Lake, Columbus Lake, Aberdeen Lake, a 46 mile Canal Se...

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Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway National Park

13 Activites Phone: (662)-327-2142 Distance: 97.41 miles

The Tenn-Tom Waterway is an outdoor enthusiasts' paradise. From picnicking to fishing to camping, the Tenn-Tom has it all. The river section of the waterway stretches from Demopolis, Alabama north to Amory, Mississippi and encompasses 149 miles and four locks and dams. The Canal Section of the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway stretches North from Amory, Mississippi to Jamie L. Whitten Lock and Dam n...

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Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge Park

6 Activites Phone: (731)-772-0501 Email: hatchie@fws.gov Distance: 102.29 miles

Hatchie NWR includes 11,556 acres along the Scenic Hatchie River and is located about four miles south of Brownsville, Tennessee. The refuge was established in 1964, primarily to provide habitat (food, water and shelter) for migrating and wintering waterfowl

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Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (731)-635-7621 Email: chickasaw@fws.gov Distance: 102.29 miles

Established August 5, 1985, Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Lower Mississippi River floodplain along the Chickasaw Bluff in western Tennessee. Chickasaw NWR currently encompasses 25,006 acres and includes the largest block of bottomland hardwood forest in Tennessee. Chickasaw NWR and adjacent lands are known to be important wintering and stop-over areas for a large portion of the ...

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Woodlands Trace National Park

Phone: 18005257077 Email: lblinfo@fs.fed.us Distance: 103.72 miles

Running along a ridge of land between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, Woodlands Trace is a beautiful, easy drive in rolling terrain with opportunities to pull off and explore on your own or at developed interpretive facilities. This outdoor setting includes the seasonal splendors of nature, with blossoming trees and flowers in the spring, a green canopy in the summer, brilliant fall foliage, and t...

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Watercress Darter National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (256)-353-7243 Email: wheeler@fws.gov Distance: 104.94 miles

Watercress Darter NWR, near Bessemer, Jefferson County, Alabama, was established by the Service in 1980 to provide protection for the endangered watercress darter. Although the Refuge is only about 23 acres of ponds, mixed pine-hardwood forest, and a residence, it contains Thomas Spring, the original quarter acre pond where the species was described. A second pond was constructed on the Refuge i...

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Stones River National Cemetery Park

Phone: 61589395016 Email: STRI_Information@nps.gov Distance: 104.96 miles

In July 1862, Congress passed legislation giving the President of the United States the authority to purchase land for the establishment of cemeteries "for the soldiers who shall die in the service of their country." This legislation effectively began the National Cemetery system. Stones River National Cemetery was established in 1865 and has more than 6,000 Union graves. In 1933 responsibility o...

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